Scope and Contents
The records of the Gropper Art Gallery measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1975. The records document the history of the gallery through official gallery correspondence of director Joseph Gropper; artist files containing letters, biographical sketches, and price lists; and exhibition files containing announcements and catalogs, newspaper clippings, and reviews.
Artist files consist of a files on artists represented by the gallery and include material such as resumes, correspondence, price lists, and photographs. Some of the notable artists include Carl Sprinchorn, Diego Rivera, Byron Brown, and Katharine Sturgis. Also included is a file of correspondence from Joseph Gropper, director of the gallery.
Exhibition files consist of files organized by the gallery between 1958 and 1973. Materials include exhibition announcements and catalogs, reviews, and press releases. Also included are two files of general newspaper clipping related to both the exhibitions and artists represented by the gallery.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975 by Joseph Gropper.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.